• Notes from the Federal Palace

Votes and Elections


The Federal Council determines voting proposals at least four months before the voting date.

Federal votes

Everything you need to know about voting proposals (voting pamphlets, committees, recommendations by Parliament and the Federal Council etc.) is available at or via the Federal Chancellery’s VoteInfo app.

The Federal Council has decided that the following federal proposals will be submitted to the people on 28 November 2021:

  • Popular initiative “For better nursing care (Nursing Care Initiative)”
  • Popular initiative “Appointing federal judges by random selection (Justice Initiative)”
  • Amendment to the Federal Act on the Statutory Principles for Federal Council Ordinances on Combating the COVID-19 Epidemic (COVID-19 Act) (Hardship Cases, Unemployment Insurance, Childcare, Creative Artists, Events)

Popular initiatives

No new popular initiatives have been launched. The list of pending popular initiatives is available in German, French and Italian.